Honoring Firefighter Mike Giroux, and Yonkers Police and Fire Departments

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

March 25, 2011

Senator Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman Mike Spano passed resolutions in honor of Firefighter Mike Giroux and the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments on March 23, for their heroic rescue of two workers who were dangling 13 stories above ground from a collapsed scaffold at the St. Casimir Apartments in Yonkers on March 4th. “This was a truly heroic rescue effort, and it once again displayed how our firefighters and police officers act with courage on a daily basis,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins. “And I am struck by how humble the firefighters and officers that we are honoring today have been in the aftermath of the rescue; not wanting to be called heroes and sharing recognition with their colleagues. It shows how sincerely dedicated they are to serving the people of Yonkers, and for that, we thank them.” To see video of the Senator honoring the Yonkers heroes on the Senate floor, click here. To see pictures from the Senate floor, click here.